Kōrero: Postage stamps

Hygeia, goddess of health (1 o 3)

Hygeia, goddess of health

The 1932 health stamp featured a half-naked depiction of Hygeia (also spelt Hygieia), the ancient Greek goddess of health and cleanliness, reclining on a pedestal and raising a goblet of medicinal wine to the sky, while the sun rises behind her. At this time half of the proceeds of health stamps went towards children's health camps – over time this percentage has decreased.

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New Zealand Post
Reference: 1932 Health stamp issue

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Postage stamps - Stamps, 1855 to 1940', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/postage-stamp/32056/hygeia-goddess-of-health (accessed 11 December 2023)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012